Tech Data
3.2 of 5 88 reviews
www.techdata.com Clearwater, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 30, 2014

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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "So far the company has held true to their promise of work/life balance for their hourly employees"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "no guidance or coaching from management on career advancement"
    in 3 reviews
  • "There is NEVER any compensation for the long hours you put in"
    in 3 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tech Data

ProsPros: Great people to work with. Work/life balance is good if you're not in management.

ConsCons: Doesn't pay the highest salaries compared to similar positions elsewhere. Changes can be slow to be made.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop having meetings for the sake of having meetings. Be thoughtful of employees time.

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The culture at Tech Data promotes a great working environment full of opportunity.

Finance Intern (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data part-time for less than a year

ProsThe culture makes Tech Data a great place to work. We could wear business causal clothing Monday-Thurs and Friday we could even wear jerseys. Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data.

ConsMy only con would be the cafeteria prices were a bit ridiculous, other than that great company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing, my managers and supervisors were awesome!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience and learning opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTouch with best in class tools and distribution business models

Constop management and compensation arbitrarity

Advice to Senior Managementconsider review the compensation arbitrarity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company Amazing, Middle Managers Horrible, Watch out for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tech Data

Proslarge company, many positions to eventually move into/up to with manager approval

Consmanagers favor people and co workers wait until every april for reviews to get promotions or transfer, thus no one is your friend.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet finances in order and pay more attention to talent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quite satisfied with my employment at TechData

Operations (Current Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

ProsPositive work environment, people are nice to work with and managers are good to work for with good lines of communication between employee and manager. Work is not difficult in my department and is very rewarding. Work schedule is very accommodating and flexible.

ConsSome interdepartmental finger-pointing and at times a manager may try to blame an employee for an oversight the manager should also have noticed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your employees happy and they will have every reason to stay and be productive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You'll make friends for life......but it will be a shorter life due to stress

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou will make many friends for life, as happens in most combat situations.
Pete Peterson and Brian Davis. Brilliant SVPs with integrity and who are friendly and welcoming to all employees and vendors.
Great place to learn and network and get a better job making much, much more money with a manufacturer.
Located in paradise.

ConsLow moral in most departments.
Purposely set certain departments against each other (Product Marketing v Purchasing v Accounts Payable) to increase visible profitability. But the time lost in productivity by this arrangement is a hidden profit hit and probably much more impactful in the long run.
Most departments are understaffed.
Great employees have been RIF'd many times while slackers stay around for years.
If salaried, expect to work a minimum of 50 hours a week.
Product Managers are expected to solve every problem in every department if it concerns a vendor under their responsibility. The buck stops here.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to learn what is really happening in the company. Your haven't done that yet, though you have tried with town halls and round tables. I've never worked in a company with such low moral, but the employees put on happy faces for management for fear of losing their jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I enjoyed my time there, and would recommend to a friend.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe benefits are good, and the people are great, but a lot of things changed when SAP went in. People became what seemed like bitter and angry at each other. Probably frustration.

ConsPolitics, Odd Org Charts and Structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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best company ever

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tech Data

Prosalways motivating you alot of trips can be own alot of tchnology

Conshard to move up the corporate ladder

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't stay too long. If you're not moving up in the first 2 years, you are not moving up. Move on.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDecent benefits for a corporation.

ConsWe talk about ethics, but end up nearly getting delisted from Nasdaq. You do the math. Management is always changing guard. In good times and bad, employees are expected to tighten their belts. In the past 15 years, 5 of the years have seen pay freezes. 401 k match remains suspended to date.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Could be much better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLearn a lot from a lot of vendors-Great networking-Get to be very organised and focused-Get to be flexible and versatile

ConsSubjective management - Very little if not no career plan

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being focused on keeping your chair and grow with your teams

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